1998-09-25 - Re: Jury duty considered harmful, or at least rare

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From: Petro <petro@playboy.com>
To: cypherpunks@Algebra.COM
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UTC Datetime: 1998-09-25 01:35:34 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 09:35:34 +0800

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From: Petro <petro@playboy.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 09:35:34 +0800
To: cypherpunks@Algebra.COM
Subject: Re: Jury duty considered harmful, or at least rare
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At 10:01 PM -0500 9/24/98, James A. Donald wrote:
>    --
>At 9:12 PM -0500 9/23/98, James A. Donald wrote:
>> > To rig a jury by excluding undesirables such as Tim May
>> > would be far too laborious.  To rig a jury it would be
>> > necessary to
>At 09:52 AM 9/24/98 -0500, Petro wrote:
>> No, no, On the contrary, far too easy.
>> There are certain people who are NEVER called to jury duty,
>> people convicted of felonies & etc. simply put the name of
>> an undesirable on this list,
>The number of identifiable undesirables is too small to
>guarantee the desired trial outcome.  To ensure a desired
>outcome it would be necessary to screen out a very large
>number of potential undesirables.  It would be much easier to
>screen in a small number of desirables.

	At first yes, but over time the list could/would be grown. Also,
the list of non-criminal undersirables is _only_ those people who would
WANT to serve on the jury, but are too smart/savy/stubborn to pant at the
feet of the lawyers.
petro@playboy.com----for work related issues. I don't speak for Playboy.
petro@bounty.org-----for everthing else.      They wouldn't like that.
                                              They REALLY
Economic speech IS political speech.          wouldn't like that.